New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a mega store.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand police on Saturday (July 13) labelled the country's first firearm buy-back event a "success" after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch. Rough cut..
Tejay van Garderen, the top American rider in the Tour de France, is out of the race after crashing hard. Van Garderen crashed on stage seven, breaking his left thumb and suffering multiple abrasions..
Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday (July 10) released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the..
Eoin Morgan reflected on a "pretty cool" feeling after leading England into the semi-finals of the World Cup following their 119-run thrashing of New Zealand. It was not quite do-or-die for England at..
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England take on New Zealand with a World Cup semi-final place up for grabs but Eoin Morgan's motivation goes all the way back to 2015 and a "rock bottom" defeat in Wellington. The Black Caps dealt out..
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According to CNN, Two police raids in two days on Australia's national broadcaster and a prominent journalist have raised concerns about press freedom in the country. Police searched the offices of the..
Australia cut interest rates to a record low on Tuesday. As Pascale Davies reports, recession risks from the trade war between Beijing and Washington are pushing major central banks into what could be..
New Zealand police say they have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in..
The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogue.. Reuters - Published